Many Americans don’t get enough sleep and often they feel helpless to do anything to change it. A recent article in Architectural Digest, 5 Design Choices for the Best Night’s Sleep, offers some interesting ideas on how simple design choices could improve your nightly sleep. 1. Invest in blackout curtains Melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep, only comes out when it’s dark. As a result, anything you can do to make your bedroom as dark as possible will help with sleep. Half Price … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Your Interior Design Choices Could Help You Sleep Better
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Home staging can be extremely useful when you’re selling a house – but only if it’s done correctly. According to an article in Thurston Talk, Home Staging – What It Is and What It Isn’t, many people misunderstand exactly what home staging is – and what it isn’t. First of all, it’s important to understand that interior decorating is not the same thing as staging. It’s also important to note that home staging should not take advantage of the latest trends. It’s actually a creative science that … [Read more...] about Do You Understand the Ins and Outs of Home Staging?
Summer’s here and many people couldn’t be happier. As you go out and enjoy the lovely sunny afternoons, don’t forget to bring some of that sunshine inside. Zing! By Quicken Loans published an article, Brightening Your Home for the Summer, that has some unique ideas on how to bring the brightness inside. Add new, exciting accent colors If you’re not a person who likes bold, bright colors, you can try adding small pops throughout your home. We recommend making small, easily changeable home … [Read more...] about Learn How to Brighten Up Your Home for Summer
It might be hard to imagine and it may come as a surprise when you first consider it, but according to an article in the News Wheel it’s really happened, and you can make it happen too: Turning Recycled Car Parts Into Home Decor. Believe it or not, you don’t have to be a professional interior designer to take auto parts and turn them into incredible, personalized home accessories. You may need to do a bit of wiring, some soldering, and you’ll need plenty of imagination, but in the end you can … [Read more...] about Car Parts into Home Décor? It’s Really Happening!
Do you have a room that’s simply smaller than you’d like? Are you stuck in a home that has a serious lack of space? If you do, you’re not alone. Many people across the country are constantly looking for new ways to make their rooms look larger. In fact, a recent article in OnMilwaukee details one designer’s answer to this question. In Steinhafels' Ask the Designer: How to create the look of more space in a room, the author discusses the fact that “home” can mean different things to everyone, … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Ways to Make a Room Look Larger
There are a lot of things to consider as you prepare to decorate your home or office but according to a recent article in the Daily Herald, proportion and scale are the most important factors you’ll need to consider if your space is small. In their article Proportions and scale critical when decorating small spaces, there are a quite a few interesting ideas. Christine Bunn writes, “When it comes to interior design, you've got to get the size of your ideas right. Nothing is worse than when a … [Read more...] about The Most Critical Thing to Consider When Decorating a Small Space